China Pavilion goes comic

China Pavilion goes comic

Shanghai’s China Pavilion is hosting a new show: China International Comics and Games Expo
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Since its beginning in 1998, Cosplay has led a massive trend among Shanghainese teenagers, who take pride in attending all sort of Cosplay competitions such as the one in CCG EXPO.

The seventh China International Comics and Games Expo (CCG Expo), China’s only large-scale animation and Internet gaming show, opens to the public today at China Pavilion in Shanghai.

This five-day extravaganza is the first commercial event China Pavilion has held after Shanghai 2010 Expo closed last October.

According to ICS, more than 280 exhibitors are participating in this year’s exposition, a 50 percent increase on 2010. This year’s exhibitors include the Chinese animation and gaming industry’s big names such as Disney, Tencent and Shengda.

The longest-running gaming show in China, CCG Expo is spread over 27,000 square meters. The exhibits are divided into 10 main categories, including Internet online games, computer desktop games, comic books and entertainment machines.

Die-hard Shanghai comic fans started talking about the show more than a month ago. The main attractions are the National Cosplay competition, Cosplay stage show and the screening of several Japanese anime films, including “Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below.”

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In addition to its main venue at China Pavilion, the 2011 CCG Expo also has four sub-venues: Baoshan Dongman Dachang, Xujiahui Park, the Oriental Pearl Tower and Zhangjiang Comic Museum.

CCG Expo, July 7-11, China Pavilion, 2011上海世博会中国馆, admission: RMB 50 (weekday), RMB 70 (weekend), ticketing hotline: + 86 21 400 610 3721,